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Places to Eat in Leicester Square, London

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Leicester Square is one of London's well-known and central hubs of eating and entertainment. It overflows with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The majority of the places to eat are chain restaurants so you will have a good idea of what to expect.

This page will provide you with listings for many of the main restaurants in Leicester Square. You will find a short description, the address, telephone number and official website.

For a more general overview to Leicester Square, with information on what to expect, how to get there, where to park, plus links to more detailed pages on clubs, bars, theatre ticket booths and cinemas, see our Overview Guide to Leicester Square.

Places to eat in Leicester Square

Leicester Square has lots of places to eat dotted between the cinemas, bars and clubs. If you are after something quick and easy, you will find fast food joints, including Burger King and McDonalds. For a quick and satisfying sit-down meal, you can try placers like Wagamamas, the noodle bar or the Angus Steak House. For these types of restaurants, you will not really like to book - at worst you may need to join a short queue during busy times.

If you are looking for places to eat that have a sense of occasion there are options like TGI Fridays, Chiquitos and Planet Hollywood. These are good options for large groups or for celebrations like birthdays. If you are coming with a large group, particularly at the weekend, it is worth booking in advance (use the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses provided below).

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays in Leicester Square
TGI Fridays in Leicester Square

TGI Fridays is a world famous diner style American restaurant. The branch in Leicester Square is one of the most popular in London. It is a place to bring the kids for family fun - waiting staff for famous for their friendliness and there should be something on the menu to suit the whole crew.

TGI Fridays Piccadilly Circus
25-29 Coventry Street

Tel: +44 (0) 34 4692 0247

Website: Official TGI Fridays Leicester Square website

McDonalds in Leicester Square
McDonalds in Leicester Square


This is a large two floored branch of the international hamburger fast food chain. It stays open late (see the link to the official website below for exact opening times).

Leicester Square, 48
WC2H 7LU London, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 9442

Website: Official McDonalds Leicester Square website

Steak & Co

Steak and Co in Leicester Square
Steak and Co in Leicester Square

Steak and Co is a steak joint that sits right on the edge of Leicester Square. It is an ideal option for true meat lovers and steak specialists.

Steak and Co Leicester Square
3 - 5 Charing Cross Road

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 8100

Website: Official Steak and Co Website


Wagamama noodle bar in Leicester Square
Wagamama noodle bar in Leicester Square

Wagamamas is a popular chain restaurant serving Asian cuisine such as noodles, dumplings and rice dishes. Seating is at large shared tables and the atmosphere is laid back but efficient.

Wagamamas Leicester Square
14 Irving Street

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 2323

Website: Official Wagamama Leicester Square Website

Angus Steak House

Angus Steak House in Leicester Square
Angus Steak House in Leicester Square

A well-known chain of London steak houses offering affordable prices and an extensive menu. A good option for a sit down meal if you haven't made a booking in advance.

Angus Steak House Restaurant Piccadilly
7-9 Leicester Square

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 9269

Website: Official Angus Steak House Leicester Square Website

Leicester Square Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood is not in Leicester Square. However it is just around the corner. It is an American diner style restaurant that all of the family will love for its Hollywood film memorabilia and large food portions.

Planet Hollywood
57 - 60 Haymarket
St Albans House

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7287 1000

Website: Official Planet Hollywood Website

Leicester Square is a good place to head to grab a bite to eat. If you are looking for Michelin style restaurants, you may need to look further afield to nearby areas such as Soho. However, if you are looking for a fast-food joint, a good quality chain restaurant or a place to eat with a party atmosphere, you're in the right place. Have a look at the options prior to your visit and check the opening times (particularly if you are planning a trip to the theatre or the cinema to make sure that they will be open before or after your film or show) and whether you need to book. Leicester Square is right at the heart of London, ensuring that in the square itself and the surrounding area there are endless eating out options.

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